Why not try to decorate with it? For the longest time you've seen the "fruit" themed kitchen, you know, the table is adorned with a basket filled with plastic apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, etc; Meanwhile you have seat cushions, curtains, table clothes, and place mats filled with this fruit pattern...THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SUGGESTING.
Try adding food to your decor in a more modern fashion, like the picture above (courtesy of crate and barrel). Use bright red apples on a highly polished chrome tray, or fill a large glass vase with fresh ripe limes. Here are some tips on using fruit in a more contemporary setting:
- Stick with one type of fruit. Mixing them takes away from the simplicity, which is a key element of contemporary design.
- Use fresh fruit. Just as changing silk flowers to fresh flowers can make a big difference, the same applies in this situation.
- Choose brightly colored fruit. Citrus fruit and apples are most commonly used because bold color is another sign of contemporary spaces.